• I have 3 yr old Shih Tzu she’s usually very active today she’s been sluggish and not interacting much...then my daughter said she noticed she’s shaking like she’s cold. Can anyone help with this?

    Hi Kimberly,
    If these symptoms have continued, I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. The lethargy and shaking can be caused by many different things including infection, an injury, or a more severe underlying medical issue. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of her symptoms after they have examined her. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause of her symptoms.

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